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Governing Board Information

 

The Board of Trustees is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. The Governing Board started using electronic board packets in February of 2015. These archived packets and current packets can be found here after they are published. The list of board meetings will be on the right side. 

The Governing Board of the Benicia Unified School District shall meet on the first and third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. The public section of the meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room, at the District Office, 350 East K Street, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Closed session shall be called as necessary, with start time posted on the agenda.

Where can I find Board Policies?
The Governing Board has developed and implemented policies that serve as a road map for the school district. These policies can be accessed at http://gamutonline.net/indexframes.html. The username is: beniciausd and the password is: public1.

What is the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees is a five-person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of California and Solano County. Each Board member is elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. It is responsible for approving the district’s budget and adopting all policies and curriculum. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the Board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees is elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district. The Board President and Clerk are selected on a rotating basis during the organizational meeting held in December.

Where and when are the meetings held?
The Benicia Unified School District Board of Education meets twice a month, usually the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Board Room Chambers 350 East K Street, Benicia, CA.

Are the meetings held in public?
Yes, and the public is encouraged and welcome to attend. Additionally, the meetings are recorded on the district’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/beniciaunifiedschooldistrict for viewing.

How is public comment submitted during COVID-19?
In an effort for our community’s voices to be heard, BUSD has transitioned to accepting public comments via the “Public Comment” voicemail that will now be available.  Members of the public wishing to address specific items on the Board meeting agenda are requested to call 707-748-2787 (one comment per person, per item limited to 3 minutes) on the day of the meeting from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please note that no anonymous comments will be played.  If your comment is for “closed session” please be sure to state that so that it can be addressed prior to “closed session”. The  board clerk will play the recording of all the “open session” public comments to the specific items then being discussed by the Board (Board Bylaw 9323) during the public comment time.

 

Contact Info

 

Sheri Zada

President Area 1 - Term Ends 2022

Contact
Email: szada@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Mark Maselli

Trustee Area 4 - Term Ends 2022

Contact
Email: mmaselli@beniciaunified.org 
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Cece Grubbs

Trustee Area 2 - Term Ends 2024

Contact
Email: cgrubbs@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

Diane Ferrucci

Trustee Area 5 - Term ends 2022

Contact
Email: dferrucci@beniciaunified.org
Phone:  (707) 747-8300 ext 1211

Gethsemane Moss

Clerk Area 3 - Term Ends 2024

Contact
Email: gmoss@beniciaunified.org
Phone: (707) 747-8300 ext 1211

Georgina Martinez

Executive Secretary

Contact
Email: gmartinez@beniciaunified.org

Phone: (707) 747-8300 x1211

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